From: Ed on 09/16/2001
: : I think its because of Compaq. All games that require direct x crash or freeze on my comp every 5 or 10 mins.
: it may not be related to direct x but heat. I've seen issues with amd and heat issues when running high grafx applications. Some things that you might want to try would be to reduce agp apeture size in your bios, look for devldr16.exe (comes with sound blaster cards), or even check with the manufaturer of the system for BIOS updates
I agree with larry as this could work, but it isnt anything to do with Compaq as I have a mesh and the same thing happens. Try leaving the case open when playing games for heat circulation.
Try these messages also: http://www.nocrash.com/bb/messages/1683.shtml